Sixteen leading international films will participate in the El Gouna Film Festival


Feature – Sixteen leading international films will participate in the El Gouna Film Festival.

CAIRO – August 16, 2019: As part of the El Gouna Film Festival’s continued mission to showcase powerful cinematic works from the region and the world, the 3rd GFF edition continues to present a number of acclaimed feature films and award-winning which have been recognized in prestigious international festivals.

The GFF is delighted to reveal that the selection includes the winner of the Palme d’Or at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, ” Parasite; Bacurau ” and ” Les Misérables ”, the co-winners of the Jury Prize at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival; ” Once in Trubchevsk ”, which was part of the Un Certain Regard section of the 72nd Festival de Cannes; and Pedro Almodóvar’s latest film ‘Pain and Glory’ with Antonio Banderas, which received the award for best actor at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival.

The latest film by famous filmmaker Karim Aïnouz “The invisible life of Eurídice Gusmão”, winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, is also part of the GFF program; in addition to ” Deerskin ” by French director Quentin Dupieux, which opened the Directors’ Fortnight 2019 in Cannes; and ” Song Without a Name ”, directed by Melina León, the first Peruvian director selected for the Cannes Film Festival.

Among the selection of the El Gouna Film Festival, we can cite ” Hikari’s 37 Seconds ”, winner of the Audience Award in the Panorama section of the 69th Berlinale; ” System Crasher ‘by Nora Fingscheidt, winner of the Silver Bear for Best Feature Film at the 69th Berlinale; and the Silver Bear winner for Best Screenplay at the 69th Berlinale, ‘Piranhas’ by Italian director Claudio Giovannesi, the big-screen adaptation of Roberto Saviano’s bestseller of the same name.

The program also includes’ ‘The Traitor’ by Marco Bellocchio; ” Sorry We Missed You ” by British director Ken Loach; “The Father”, winner of the Crystal Globe at the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival; ‘Kabul, City in the Wind’, winner of the Special Jury Prize for the first appearance at the Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival; and last but not least, Hassan Fazili’s masterpiece “Midnight Traveler”.


Darcy J. Skinner

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